Springfield Marina London UK|
Originally built in 1992 by GT Boatbuilders, Green Man is a traditional stern narrowboat. She was very well built and has been carefully maintained over the years with a hull in excellent condition. The current owners have carried out a full renovation and modernisation of the interior of the boat.
This boat comes with a transferable mooring in Springfield Marina on the River Lea. The marina is beautifully set within a nature reserve and is the perfect antidote to city life. Cycling down the hill through Springfield Park, you can feel the weight of the city lift off your shoulders and breathe in the fresh air blowing up from the river below. Swans, coots, moor hens, cormorants, herons, ducks, kingfishers and even (believe it or not) the occasional owl will be your new neighbours. No road noise can be heard and other than the odd helicopter going overhead you could easily forget you are in zone 2! It is next to Walthamstow Marsh Nature Reserve (abundant with wildlife and a few resident cows) and Walthamstow Wetlands has recently opened up, fantastic for long walks with a country feel. The surrounding area really is beautiful all year round!
The secure gated marina has CCTV, laundrette, toilets, showers, water, wifi, elsan disposal, pump out, diesel station and an on site chandlery. A water point is located within close proximity to the mooring for hassle free re-filling of water tank / watering of plants. It has excellent transport links into central London with the nearest tubes being Seven Sisters or Manor House and the nearest Overground being Clapton. It is within walking distance of Clapton, Hackney, Stoke Newington and Walthamstow.
The best thing about the marina is the wonderful community it has. Everyone is very friendly and looks after each other. There is a community cruising club which hosts various events throughout the year and an on site bar serving drinks and snacks with bbq and pizza oven outside.
The boat is supplied with 240v shore power and is comprised of:
Open plan living room, study and kitchen, complete with:
Morso Squirrel multi-fuel stove.
Bespoke book shelves / TV cabinet.
Samsung smart TV.
Plenty of cloakroom storage.
Glass fronted drinks cabinet.
Plenty of room for a sofa / sofa bed.
High quality Howdens kitchen, including:
integrated fridge with freezer compartment.
2 stove hob.
6 bottle wine fridge.
Samsung microwave oven.
Gorgeous solid walnut worktops.
Study area - perfect for use as a home office (particularly important these days…).
Built in shoe rack.
Neatly hung out of site refuse and recycling bins.
Hand made black out curtains.
Zoned overhead spotlighting.
Walnut wood floor.
Walk through bathroom, including:
Heat Mat underfloor heating - lovely on those frosty winter mornings.
Designer Bert & May floor tiles throughout, created as a wet room so no separate shower tray required.
Large rainforest style shower.
Basin sink set upon a solid slate shelf.
Bathroom mirror cabinet with de-mister, ‘backstage’ lighting and shaving / electric toothbrush plug socket.
Storage drawers and shelves.
Current owners use a Thetford cassette toilet which they have found perfectly adequate given proximity to marina facilities. However, pipes and plumbing for a pump out toilet have been installed and are accessible should any subsequent owner wish to make use this.
Large full length mirror on back of door.
Double bedroom to rear of the boat, boasting:
Bespoke bed built by current owners with wooden slats and ample under-bed storage. This is very slightly smaller than a king and comes with a memory foam mattress purchased less than a year ago.
Draw unit made using old wine crates.
Built in wardrobe.
Hand made black out curtains.
Drop down door into engine room that acts as an over the bed platform.
Engine room: Being a traditional stern narrowboat, the engine is enclosed in its own engine room. This provides good protection to the engine from rain, but also doubles up as a great storage room. Pictures to follow (once we have cleared all of our baby stuff from in there!).
Length: 54’ 8’’ (16.7m). Beam: 6’ 72’’ (2.05m).
Engine: Thornycroft diesel engine.
New starter battery in 2018. Two new leisure batteries purchased a few months ago.
Last out of the water summer 2019 where she was re-blacked and had new sacrificial anodes welded on. However, the boat also has a galvanic isolator so minimal pitting occurs.
The current owners had a full hull survey completed in June 2019 which can be shared with any prospective buyers.
Boat safety certificate valid until November 2022.
Mooring fees: £504 p/m
Asking price includes a 10% fee to be paid to the marina.
|Length over all:||55'|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.